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Discussion in 'Community' started by Chewgumma, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. Chewgumma

    Chewgumma Force Ghost star 7

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    ...so I came out of the closet.

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    As of today I am an openly gay man. And you know what? It feels great. I know it's a bit self centred to start an entire thread on this, but I can't express how difficult it's been to keep this away from my family for so long and, more importantly, how much relief I feel tonight. After hearing my grandmother's vicious barbs about today's news I just decided enough was enough, I no longer want to hear this crap from the people who are supposed to be my nearest and dearest. So in the car, on the way home, I just said to my mother "I'm gay." And that was it. I was shaky at first but am now so relieved.

    Now I've been accepted for who I truly am I'm ready to pursue life to the fullest extent without the fear of judgement and persecution from my peers.

    [/self indulgent thread starter]
     
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  2. Only-One Cannoli

    Only-One Cannoli Ex-Mod star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Who are you?
     
  3. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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    It's great that you're gay, but I also have no idea who you are.
     
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  4. Chewgumma

    Chewgumma Force Ghost star 7

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    [​IMG]

    I am the shadow on the moon at night...

    Others call me a regular in the Doctor Who discussion thread.
     
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  5. Healer_Leona

    Healer_Leona Squirrely Community Mod star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Good for you! [:D] Not an easy task I'm sure.
     
  6. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 8 Staff Member Administrator

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    Nov 21, 2002
    Congrats and good luck. Be strong.
     
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  7. Debo

    Debo Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Sep 27, 2001
    A good decision. I respect that.
     
  8. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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    You're in a good place... the JCC is one of the most gay friendly communities I've encountered on the internet.
     
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  9. Billy_Dee_Binks

    Billy_Dee_Binks Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Mar 29, 2002
    Felix Baumgartner?

    Either way, stand proud and enjoy your new lifestyle!
     
  10. Only-One Cannoli

    Only-One Cannoli Ex-Mod star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Because at least half of us are gay.
     
  11. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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    True story.
     
  12. Jabbadabbado

    Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    There are gay people in the JCC?
     
  13. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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    Apr 27, 2005
    Good on you. Continue being true to yourself.
     
  14. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    Good for you.

    You were already "out" on the JCC, right? I could've sworn I knew.
     
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  15. Chewgumma

    Chewgumma Force Ghost star 7

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    Apr 14, 2009
    Yes, I wasn't making any secret of it on the internet. But this was a whole different league, something that I kept putting off until today.
     
  16. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    Glad to hear of this, Chewgumma. It takes a lot of courage & self respect to do this in your actual life, and I admire/am a bit envious of that. Don't let anyone ruin your self respect.
     
  17. Darth Morella

    Darth Morella Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I don't know who you are either but congrats.
     
  18. Katya Jade

    Katya Jade Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    It's great you're happy.
     
  19. Spider-Fan

    Spider-Fan Jedi Master star 4

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    Congrats man! This must have been tough, but I definitely applaud anyone who can find the courage to come out. Well done!